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Conchita Wurst: Rise Like A Phoenix – VIDEO

Conchita Wurst Rise Like A Phoenix

Drag performer Conchita Wurst (aka Thomas Neuwirth) has revealed the music video, "Rise Like A Phoenix," which will be Austria's Eurovision entry for 2014.

A fashion student graduate who lives in Vienna, Neuwirth first appeared as Conchita in the Austrian show Starmania.

It's a sweeping power ballad, and you can watch it AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Great vocal range!

    Posted by: Matteo | Mar 22, 2014 12:29:32 PM


  2. Her visual is awful. She sing VERY well, though.

    Posted by: ElCid | Mar 22, 2014 12:34:15 PM


  3. Sorry, I meant *sings...

    Posted by: ElCid | Mar 22, 2014 12:34:39 PM


  4. Anyone else getting Alison Moyet vibes from this? Loved it!

    Posted by: Kenn | Mar 22, 2014 12:54:07 PM


  5. Carl Epsen of Norway, 12 points for the win!!!

    Posted by: TADPOLICUS WEX | Mar 22, 2014 1:01:51 PM


  6. The next Bond movie theme?

    Posted by: Tim | Mar 22, 2014 1:03:54 PM


  7. I agree Tim! Very James Bond.
    Great song, great vocals but, God, it couldn't visually tackier…. perfect for Eurovision! lol
    P.S. Beard and lipstick…hmmm.. I'm not there yet.

    Posted by: Michel | Mar 22, 2014 1:12:04 PM


  8. This is so awful, what is it? Add another head on his shoulders, the "two" of them singing to one another - with smoldering eyes - and you have the even more ludicrous near future in comedy for the macabre.

    Song's great. If you avert your eyes. If you ever go there MICHEL you'll find yourself at the existential intersection of Stupid and Nauseous.

    Posted by: UFFDA | Mar 22, 2014 1:55:22 PM


  9. The Bond franchise just needs to write a script for "007: Phoenix Rising" and they'll already have the theme. Very nice.

    Posted by: Lymis | Mar 22, 2014 1:56:45 PM


  10. Ummm, this is a joke, right? Deliciously cheesy, over-the-top emotive; totally 90s derivative....

    It's a lyrical and visual emetic--like Celine!
    Toofunny.

    Posted by: garryo | Mar 22, 2014 2:50:54 PM


  11. Looks and sounds like a White Diamonds commercial from the 90s.

    Posted by: Brian W. | Mar 22, 2014 4:18:27 PM


  12. That isn't great range. She needs lots more practice and power behind that voice to pull off an ambitious song like this. Not because of the content of the lyrics, but because this is a powerfully composed song. It needs a stronger voice and Conchita just isn't putting enough emotion, range, or control into it here.

    Posted by: Robert | Mar 22, 2014 4:51:21 PM


  13. @ Robert

    Actually, I find her vocals are amazing. Check out the live performance:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBpgIrI9cDQ

    Posted by: ct | Mar 22, 2014 5:20:12 PM


  14. Hope he gets a lot of face time in the media - his vocals deserve it. He would be great in the Mystery of Irma Vep transformed into a musical.

    Posted by: Markt | May 9, 2014 9:58:14 AM


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